Photo Story: (Sofia News Agency) 10th Birthday Party & Awarding EU Commissioner Georgieva as 'Personality in the News 2010'

Bulgaria's largest English-language media (Sofia News Agency) has celebrated its 10th birthday with a special event in Sofia, with EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva being an honorary guest.

Dozens of representatives of the diplomatic corps in Sofia, the Bulgarian government, the business, sector, and the media joined the Publishers and Editorial Board of (Sofia News Agency) at the glamorous birthday party Monday afternoon in the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Bulgarian capital.

Those included US Ambassador James Warlick, Italian Ambassador Stefano Benazzo, Norway Ambassador Tove Skarstein, Palestinian Ambassador Ahmed al Madbuh, EC Representation head Zinaida Zlatanova as well as senior diplomats from the other foreign missions in Sofia.

At the 10th birthday party of (Sofia News Agency), the Publishers and Editorial Staff awarded Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for humanitarian aid, for having been elected "Bulgaria's Personality in the News 2010" by YOU, our readers from all around the world!

In the voting in December and January Georgieva grabbed the first place in the annual poll of (Sofia News Agency) by a narrow margin, with the star striker of Manchester United Dimitar Berbatov remaining a very close second. (Sofia News Agency), was founded in 2001 by Bulgarian journalist, businessman, and public relations expert, Maxim Behar. It was formally launched on March 11, 2001.

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